Trinidad recalls Kenwayne Jones for World Cup qualifier

first_imgKenwayne Jones Trinidad and Tobago have recalled experienced striker Kenwyne Jones to the national football squad ahead of the country’s crucial World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Panama later this month.Newly-apponited coach Dennis Lawrence will attempt to revive a fledgling campaign, which began with back-to-back losses to Costa Rica and Honduras.Jones, 32, was dropped from the national squad under the team’s previous coach Tom Saintfiet.  Jones will be one of 26 players called by Lawrence who registered his first win as coach in a 2-0 win over Barbados last week.  The squad includes 13 home-based players and 13 overseas-based players.T&T squad:Marvin Phillip, Jan Michael Williams, Glenroy Samuel (goalkeepers); Radanfah Abu Bakr, Aubrey David, Curtis Gonzales, Sheldon Bateau, Daneil Cyrus, Mekeil Williams, Tristan Hodge, Carlos Edwards, Alvin Jones (defenders); Andre Boucaud, Joevin Jones, Khaleem Hyland, Kevan George, Hughtun Hector, Hashim Arcia, Kevin Molino, Leston Paul, Levi Garcia, Cordell Cato, Nathan Lewis (midfielders); Kenwyne Jones, Willis Plaza, Jamille Boatswainlast_img read more

Rat infestation forces closure of three South Florida restaurants

first_imgThree South Florida were ordered closed by health authorities last week due to rodent issues.The eateries are Strathmore Bagels and Deli in Sunrise, Cafeteria La Saguera in Hialeah and China Lake in North Miami Beach.Records show over 60 rodent dropping were found in the kitchen at Strathmore, rodent activity, dead roaches caused Heron Bay Golf Club kitchen to be ordered shut, while fresh rodent droppings were found in the dish washing area at South Florida Golf Club.Inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation ordered seven kitchens shut.Meals of the Century is listed as a catering company and is located in Ward Towers Assisted Living Facility. The state noted a roach issue in the kitchen there.Roach issues were also discovered at Miami’s Best Latin American in Sawgrass Mills and Pollo & Steak Tropical Grill in Deerfield Beach.There were also major food temperature issues at Casa Marin in Hialeah.last_img read more

US Navy to conduct exercises with T&T Coast Guard

first_imgThe United States Tuesday announced that it will conduct subject matter expert exchanges with the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard later this month.It said the August 9-22 exercises will include diving and medical care exercises designed to enhance coordination in regional maritime activities and improve the operational readiness and interoperability of participants.As a result, the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) will arrive here on Wednesday for a three-day visit in support of U.S. 4th Fleet’s two concurrent deployments, Southern Seas and Southern Partnership Station.The ship was deployed by the U.S. Navy last month to the Caribbean, Central and South America to conduct subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE), key leader engagements (KLE) and serve as the 2018 flagship for one of the largest annual maritime training exercises in the world, UNITAS.“The SMEE is a demonstration of the continued, steadfast partnership between the U.S. and Trinidad and Tobago, which is characterized by trust and respect and based on our shared democratic values,” said U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires John McIntyre.Washington said that the Southern Partnership Station is an annual deployment focused on exchanges with regional partner nation militaries and security forces.It said this year’s deployment will visit Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Honduras, Panama and El Salvador to work alongside those nations’ military forces, security forces, civilian health professionals and other governmental agencies.In addition to SMEEs and KLEs, for the first time in the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, the Southern Seas deployment has integrated a multinational staff as part of continued efforts to improve regional response to natural disasters and security threats, the US said.last_img read more

2020 Premier International Night Cricket Tournament in Lauderhill

first_imgGameWeekDateTeam 1Team 2Time #11Week #6April 18, 2020PakistanIndia4:30 PM N/aN/aMay 23, 2020No GamesN/aN/a T20 Night Cricket Schedule #2Preliminary Rounds – Week #1March 7, 2020Trinidad & TobagoPakistan7:30 PM #9Week #5April 4, 2020Team USAIndia4:30 PM #4Week #2March 14, 2020IndiaJamaica7:30 PM #15Week #8May 16, 2020South Florida LegendsLauderhill Invitational XI4:30 PM #6Week #3March 21, 2020GuyanaTrinidad & Tobago7:30 PM #7Week #4March 28, 2020PakistanJamaica4:30 PM #5Week #3March 21, 2020PakistanTeam USA4:30 PM #14Week #7May 2, 2020Team USAJamaica7:30 PM #16Week #8May 16, 2020GuyanaTeam USA7:30 PM #3Week #2March 14, 2020Trinidad & TobagoTeam USA4:30 PMcenter_img LAUDERHILL, Florida – The City of Lauderhill, with the support of Mayor Ken Thurston & Commissioner Richard Campbell, hosts an International T20 Night Cricket Tournament on Saturdays starting from March 7th to June 6th at the Lauderhill Sports Park (7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33313).Cricket teams from the United States, Guyana, India, Pakistan, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will battle it out in a series of matches (played in the evening and night) until the final game that will decide the winner of the tournament on June 6.2020 is the 18th Year Anniversary Celebration of the tournament. CNW NETWORK is a proud sponsor of this event.View the schedule of the tournament below: #12Week #6April 18, 2020JamaicaGuyana7:30 PM #13Week #7May 2, 2020PakistanGuyana4:30 PM #8Week #4March 28, 2020IndiaTrinidad & Tobago7:30 PM N/aN/aApril 25, 2020No GamesN/aN/a #10Week #5April 4, 2020Trinidad & TobagoJamaica7:30 PM N/aN/aMay 9, 2020No GamesN/aN/a #18Week #9 (Semi-finals)May 30, 2020Number 1 SeedNumber 4 Seed7:30 PM N/aN/aApril 11, 2020No GamesN/aN/a #17Week #9 (Semi-finals)May 30, 2020Number 2 SeedNumber 3 Seed4:30 PM #1Preliminary Rounds – Week #1March 7, 2020IndiaGuyana4:30 PM #19Week #10 (Finals)June 6, 2020Winner of Game #17Winner of Game #186:00 PMlast_img read more

Jamaicans to Begin Returning From the United States This Week

first_imgJamaicans who have been stuck in the United States for over a month due to COVID-19 will begin returning home this week under the island’s controlled re-entry program. Marks said that as Jamaica begins to slow the spread of the virus, she is looking forward to an increased number of flight from the U.S. to Jamaica in the coming weeks. Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks confirmed that persons with the most urgent cases “based on information received by the Embassy and Consulates” will be on the first two flights leaving this week. As previously announced, the returnees will have to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and quarantined in a state facility for 14 days. Unlike the batch of Jamaican cruise ships workers that recently returned to the island from the United Kingdom, the government will not be absorbing the quarantine fees of the returnees to come. Thus, they will have to contribute USD $20 to meals and other quarantine needs. As of May 10, Jamaica records 502 cases including nine deaths. Over the last three deaths, less than 30 new cases have been reported representing a massive decline in the daily increase in cases when compared to April. The Ministry of Health and Wellness did, however, disclose that three people from the group of recent returnees have tested positive for the virus. “We are grateful to see that the curve of the spread is once again flattening. This trend will allow us to have a more regular inflow of Jamaicans returning home”, Marks said in an Instagram post. Jamaican nationals, stuck overseas and want to urgently come home, are being advised to apply on the jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm website.last_img read more

Another Real Madrid Star Accused Of Tax Fraud!

first_imgBrazilian international defender Marcelo is the latest Real Madrid player to be accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities.According to Madrid’s public prosecutor, Marcelo used foreign firms to handle the earning of his image rights. The alleged tax fraud case is said to be to the tune of €490,000 (£436,000; $576,000).The 29-year old left-back is however yet to comment on the tax fraud allegations from the Spanish authorities.He joins the list of footballers to be pursued by the Spanish tax authorities. Others include club teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, former Madrid teammate Angel Di Maria,  Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and many more.Relatedlast_img

Full Service Please… Argyll Entertainment backs SBTech as new platform lead

first_img Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon SBTech has confirmed that it will provide full platform provisions and services for online betting group Argyll Entertainment.The partnership will see Argyll-led brands SportNation and RedZoneSports migrate to SBTech full-service platform provisions, gaining new management systems, automation functions and player reporting tools.Argyll enters a crucial H2 2017 period in which the betting group has relaunched its RedZoneSports brand ahead of the start of new NFL season this September.Furthermore, the company has recently rebranded its BetonBrazil brand to SportNation.bet, a new multi-media brand seeking to gain a wider sports following with UK audiences.Ian Bradley, CPO of SBTech, commented: “This new partnership with Argyll Entertainment is further evidence of our rapidly expanding footprint in key regulated markets worldwide.“We have extensive experience of driving operators to market-leading positions through our solution and I’m confident that both SportNation and RedZoneSports will now rapidly achieve their full potential. I am looking forward to working closely with them on extending our US Sports product with the combined efforts of both teams.”Updating stakeholders, Argyll management detailed that the company had upgraded its sports betting services by partnering with SBTech. The firm stated that its online betting inventory would be boosted by +60 sport selections, combined with optimal in-play functions and further user engagement tools.Stuart Tilly, CEO of Argyll Partners, added: “We are delighted that our family of brands is now powered by SBTech’s sportsbook and full platform solution.“The time is right to offer our players a richer offering and a broader range of betting opportunities, boosting the profile of our brands and driving turnover with a more enhanced solution. Considering its proven track record for innovation, unrivalled live betting and deep knowledge of British, American and global sports, SBTech was the clear choice moving forward.” Related Articles Esports Entertainment appoints Jeff Cohen as IR lead  July 28, 2020 Share Share Argyll orders full compliance makeover with TruNarrative  August 17, 2020last_img read more

Golden Race to introduce new competition games in Las Vegas

first_img Related Articles The industry wakes up to virtual sports potential June 26, 2020 Golden Race’s virtual sports products get Swedish certification June 18, 2020 Golden Race has chosen Las Vegas, “the city of casinos par excellence”, as the place to introduce its new competition games to the sports betting and gaming industry.The virtual sports supplier, a Gold sponsor at the recent Betting on Sports conference, will be showcasing its new American Football and 3×3 Basketball products at next month’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, held from 3-5 October.Golden Race will also be using the event, presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), to provide demonstrations for its improved 3D Horse Racing product, complete with virtual video quality that is “completely manageable and customizable for each operator”.Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter commented: “These brand new releases are about to change the way competitions are played. In full HD, both American Football and 3×3 Basket are sure to make a buzz with their outstanding video quality and brand new scenarios.“Equipped with the latest odds from in-house bookmakers, professional voice-over from real commentators, and games on demand, players are sure to be willing to get their hands on the games and live a real sports betting experience.”“It is an event by the industry and for the industry,” Wachter continued. “Therefore, it is a good opportunity for us to position ourselves as an industry leader once more, using a powerful channel to these games, while confirming that our solutions are fast, secure, reliable, and completely manageable 24/7 – anywhere!” StumbleUpon Share Wiraya and A GAME ABOVE: Partnering to produce full lifecycle potential July 1, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

SportPesa’s Shaun Simmonds – Using sporting partnerships to expand into new markets

first_img Share Paddy Power: Maintaining brand identity with daring marketing campaigns July 27, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Kenya Finance Bill carries tax rescind waiting on Kenyatta approval  June 25, 2020 BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon The agreement of a five-year partnership with acclaimed video game Football Manager, marked the expansion of SportPesa’s already extensive sporting sponsorship portfolio.The Kenyan sports betting operator, currently sponsors the likes of Everton, Arsenal and La Liga, partnerships that enable SportPesa to expand into new markets, whilst growing its global footprint. Shaun Simmonds, Head of Marketing for SportPesa underlined that the newly formed partnership with Football Manager will play a “huge role in SportPesa’s diversification into new territories.” He added: “We recognise Football Manager as part of the fabric of football in the UK, but the game now reaches a global audience. More importantly, this audience is immersed in football. These players know the game and are invested into the sport and the unique subculture that surrounds Football Manager.“By signing this partnership we are fully aware of the benefits that such an association with Football Manager – a globally trusted brand – can bring to SportPesa as we grow into new markets.”He then emphasised how “imperative” it is that with the these sponsorships, SportPesa isn’t merely buying media, or plastering its logo everywhere, highlighting that: “The general sports fan is becoming more and more difficult to convert into a customer because as a consumer they are now hardened to the more traditional types of marketing. “You have to offer a valuable proposition, something with true, tangible value – not a free bet with a hundred turnover requirements. There are clubs in the Premier League that have had numerous different betting partners, and most of these brands try the same things. We’re trying to create meaningful campaigns that make a difference to people and eventually, we hope that this builds loyalty towards our brand.“This year alone we sent the first Premier League side (Everton) to ever play a friendly in East Africa, the first Kenyan side to play away at a Premier League club (Hull City) and we’ve opened a regional HQ in Liverpool to provide employment opportunities locally and we’re planning a lot more CSR and activation campaigns in our newer markets such as the UK and Italy.”Furthermore, Simmonds reiterated that for SportPesa and other newer brands, building trust amongst consumers can be understandably difficult. Hence why partnerships with Premier League football clubs serve multiple benefits, he stated: “ We know all about how powerful the Premier League is in terms of getting exposure and awareness – but we have been very tactical about planning our partnerships.Detailing SportPesa’s some of the tactics behind SportPesa’s approach to maximising sponsorships he revealed that: “Arsenal is the most popular football club in our key markets and we have delivered some excellent campaigns with them featuring invincibles such Lauren and Sol Campbell delivering soccer clinics in Kenya and Tanzania.“Southampton have nurtured the likes of Gareth Bale, Adam Lallana, Theo Walcott and many more under the tagline of ‘potential into excellence’ which strikes a chord with our values as we look to develop sport in East Africa. Everton has one of, if not the best community engagement programmes in world football and Hull City have been amazing in helping us with innovation, coaching programmes and also digital activation.”Simmonds then elaborated on how  why SportPesa’s alternative sponsorship deals reel in a completely different range of benefits to standard partnerships: “La Liga and Football Manager are slightly different than the more traditional partnerships – La Liga is similar to Arsenal in that it is Africa-facing, but again we have delivered some fantastic development programmes with their help and have hosted some huge viewing parties in Africa to bring the passionate fans of East Africa as close to Spanish football as possible. We’re looking forward to teaming up with Football Manager having seen the incredible work they have done with War Child and other charities.”Looking ahead to this Summer’s World Cup in Russia, Simmonds spoke of why the country’s strict advertising restrictions, especially for betting operators, will elevate the importance of social media at the tournament. He said: “Social media would have played a huge part regardless of where the tournament takes place – but you’re right, extra emphasis and budget will be allocated to social media, for sure. The targeting and product ranges on all channels are improving all of the time and we’re already working on our social media strategy for the World Cup, such is the importance we place on it.”Maximising sponsorship deals  and sponsorship activations will be a key topic at the ‘Betting on Football 2018’ (#bofcon2018) conference. To find out more about both events click on the banner below.last_img read more

Mr Green agrees to €7 million Evoke Gaming acquisition

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Mr Green has agreed to pay €7 million to acquire Redbet owner Evoke Gaming, with the deal expected to be completed in Q1 2018 subject to regulatory approval.Evoke Gaming, who’s brands produced revenues of €15.5 million in 2016, includes the likes of Vinnarum casino, Bertolt, MamaMia and Redbet, a sportsbook, casino and poker provider which Mr Green intends to expand in both its existing and future markets.Like Redbet, Vinnarum casino commands a solid position in the Nordic region with a high share of returning customers. Meanwhile, Bertil and MamaMia are bingo sites focused on the Swedish market.Mr Green is acquiring all shares in Evoke Gaming from Bonnier Growth Media for €7 million, to be paid in cash, yet an additional €1.5 million may be payable if certain conditions are met.The acquisition will not have any impact on Mr Green’s EBITDA for 2018. It will, however, have a marginally negative impact on cash flow for next year, but should contribute positively to EBIDTA and cash flow as of 2019, when Mr Green expects to start achieving annual synergies of €2.5 to €3.5 million.Mr Green’s financial targets of an annual growth rate of 20% and an EBITDA margin of 20% by 2019 will be unaffected by the deal. On 30 September, Mr Green’s net cash amounted to SEK 567.6 million.Per Norman, CEO of Mr Green & Co, said: “Evoke Gaming is an ideal fit for our business plan and strategy. We are pursuing our strategy of nurturing a small number of strong brands that can work globally. With Redbet and Mr Green, we have two immensely strong brands addressing different segments and we see major potential to expand Redbet into our existing markets.”Fredrik Staël von Holstein is the CEO of Evoke Gaming, who will remain as head of the company’s operations after the transaction has been completed, and will become a member of Mr Green Ltd’s management team in Malta.He commented: “Evoke Gaming is on the threshold of a significant turnaround. Mr Green will give us the muscles to continue growing internationally in an effective manner.”last_img read more